Washington: The household of 14-year-old John Hilgert lately filed a lawsuit in opposition to rapper Travis Scott after Hilgert was killed throughout a suspected crowd surge on the Astroworld music pageant.
In response to Fox Information, in its lawsuit, the household has demanded modifications to make concert events safer for followers, as per stories. The instructed modifications embody higher safety, extra medical services and assigned seating.
“Nobody ought to die going to a live performance,” legal professional Richard Mithoff mentioned in an announcement to a information outlet. Hilgert was a freshman at Memorial Excessive College in Houston.
“The ache of our loss from our son John not making it dwelling alive from an occasion reminiscent of that is insupportable,” Mr Hilgert informed the outlet, including, “He was a fantastic younger man who merely needed to take pleasure in his first live performance occasion with mates, whom he treasured spending time with greater than anything.”
The household’s legal professional can also be representing a pal of Hilgert’s who was injured within the reported crowd surge however survived.
Scott was acting on stage through the surge that left ten folks lifeless and has since confronted criticism for permitting the present to proceed whereas folks have been struggling within the crowd. The rapper has claimed that he didn’t know the severity of the scenario.
As per Fox Information, Scott and occasion organizers have been focused by a number of lawsuits following the deaths at Astroworld. Ten folks died and others have been injured.